Leonard Abraham “Len” Dinger, 85, of Virginia Beach died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. He was born Oct. 4, 1934, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the U.S. Navy. After completion of his service, he made Virginia his home.
“Len,” as he was called by his wife and friends, was a member of the New Creation Church. He retired as the superintendent of the Electronics Department in the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, where he worked for 30 years. After retirement, he continued to work, as he so loved to do, in a variety of capacities. It seemed his most rewarding jobs, though, were the ones that he was never paid for, but in the service of others.
Len is survived by his wife of 15 years, Charlene “Joy” Dinger; four children, Sherry Lewis of Virginia Beach, Denise Newsome of Texas, Deidre Lopresti, and her husband, Michael, of Brunswick County and Leonard A. Dinger, and his wife, Karen, of Virginia Beach; and daughter-in-law, Susie Dinger of Norfolk. Len is also survived by his grandchildren, Amber, Joey, Brittany, Nikki, Janet, Jeff and Andrew; and an additional nine great-grandchildren. Len also is survived by his bonus family members, David, Eric, Dakota and Charles. He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Dee Dinger; brother, Skip Dinger; and son, Denis Dinger.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at New Creation Assembly of God Church, 4933 Rutherford Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Mark Ackerman officiating. The family will host friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the memorial service.
Memorial donations may be made to New Creation Assembly of God Church.
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